Aetna News

  • Share Thanksgiving messaging and resources to keep everyone safe You already know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. The average number of home fires on Thanksgiving Day is normally double the average number of fires in homes all other days.Help keep your community and organization safe by sharing the following safety tips and social media resources. This way everyone can have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.• Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking - frying, broiling or boiling -  at high temperatures.• Make your cooking area safe. Move things that can burn away from the stove. Turn pot handles toward the back so they can’t be bumped.• Watch what you’re cooking. Use a timer when roasting a turkey or baking. • Be prepared. Keep a ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2015, 7:08 AM by Charles Mitchell
  • Employment Opportunity - Part Time The Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company has a long history of providing fire and EMS service to the greater Newark area.  Over our 120+ years we have gone through many changes.  2015 will be no exception to the department’s realization for the need to change to serve our community. Aetna is now accepting  applications for part time employment. Please see below for a link to our employment opportunities. Our history also runs very deep in the Volunteer Fire Service and we wish to maintain that volunteerism.  Even though we are looking to hire some additional help to support our volunteer efforts we are still and will continue to accept applications for Volunteer Firefighters and Volunteer EMTs.  The quick ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2015, 5:47 AM by Charles Mitchell
  • CPR Save On 10/14/2015, Aetna along with NCCEMS, were dispatched to the Deer Park Tavern for a cardiac arrest.  Ambulance A-7 arrived on scene less than 3 minutes after dispatch and confirmed a cardiac arrest.  The crew arrived to find an off-duty University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit (UDECU) EMT David Baquet performing CPR.  Shortly after A-7 arrived on scene, and after continued chest compressions by EMT Baquet, the patient began breathing on her own and regained pulses.  She was sitting up and talking prior to leaving the scene.  This incident clearly demonstrates the importance of bystander CPR in the Chain of Survival.  CPR training is offered by Aetna at a low cost to the public (just ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2015, 3:55 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Joint RIT Training On Wednesday 10/7/2015, Aetna along with the Christiana Fire Company performed a joint Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training.  The training partnered with the University of Delaware who provided the old Rodney Residence Halls as the training ground.  Crews participated in a full-scale simulated search and rescue of a downed firefighter requiring them to follow a hose line in blacked out conditions, force several doors, cut rebar, utilize RIT air packs, and eventually effect the rescue.  Realistic training is crucial to better preparing our firefighters for real-world RIT situations.  The training was extremely successful and demonstrates the important relationship we have with our mutual aid companies.  We look forward to more joint training in the future!  Thanks ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2015, 6:52 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Fallen Firefighters Memorial n 10/4/2015, the members of the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company gathered in remembrance of the 87 firefighters (84 from 2014 and 3 added to 2013) who gave their lives in 2014.  The ceremony coincided with the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial service in Emmitsburg, MD.  Aetna members rang the station bell once for each of the 87 firefighters who lost their lives, a tradition that dates back to 1981.Newark Post ArticlePhotos Courtesy of The Newark Post (Josh Shannon)       
    Posted Oct 5, 2015, 6:46 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
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2015 Statistics

Jan178 724
 May  196 704
June 189713

MonthWorking AlarmsEntrapments
 May  0
 July    1       0
 Aug      1              0
 Sept      0         1
 Oct      0         1
Total  1414

Annual Statistics